T. Boone Pickens leaves behind final message written before his death

T. Boone Pickens leaves behind final message written before his death

FILE PHOTO: Founder & Chairman, BP Capital Management T. Boone Pickens speaks at the 2016 Concordia Summit - Day 1 at Grand Hyatt New York on September 19, 2016 in New York City. 

TULSA, Okla. — Entrepreneur and Oklahoma native T. Boone Pickens left behind a final message written before his death on Sept. 11.

A note preceding the letter from Pickens mentioned that his website and social media accounts are now maintained by team members of the foundation he founded.

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In the letter, Pickens writes about advice he's given to people over the course of his life, his admiration for how young people embrace change and some lessons he learned.

"In my final months, I came to the sad reality that my life really did have a fourth quarter and the clock really would run out on me. I took the time to convey some thoughts that reflect back on my rich and full life."

He also went over a series of key principles he kept to and collected throughout his life. They range from humbleness and physical fitness to faith and learning from mistakes.

"Learn from mistakes. That's not just a cliché. I sure made my share. Remember the doors that smashed your fingers the first time and be more careful the next trip through."

A funeral service for Pickens will be held Thursday in Dallas.

"If you are reading this, I have passed on from this world — not as big a deal for you as it was for me." Read more of the final letter from T. Boone Pickens: http://bit.ly/30w9ciS

Posted by FOX23 News on Wednesday, September 18, 2019

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